BearingPoint is the type of company where no question is a silly question
I first started my BearingPoint journey as an intern in 2020 where I completed a 9-month long internship. During this time, I was member of the Quality Assurance team, and my main job role was to manually test applications.
After completing my internship, I returned to Queens University Belfast to finish my final year, studying Computer Science. At this time, I received an offer from BearingPoint to return at the end of my degree, I immediately accepted the offer as I knew from previously working for them that they were best suited to help develop my career.
In September 2021 I re-joined BearingPoint as a Technology Analyst, since then I have been involved with different projects and have been given the opportunity to upskill in automation testing.
On a normal day, I am involved in several Microsoft Team calls on the days I am working from home. These include the project stand-up, which consists of each team member discussing the work they completed, any issues they are having and what their plan of action was for the day ahead. We also hold weekly virtual tea times, allowing the team to catch up on non-project related topics.
My job role as a software tester consists of conducting test cases, manual testing and automation testing. I am also involved in the client demo preparation of the project; where I present the user stories, I had previously tested to the business consultant.
Outside of the Office
Outside of work I am a member of my local Gaelic team and running club. I also enjoy going for walks with my dogs and catching up with friends at the weekend for some dinner and drinks. However, when I am feeling lazy, I enjoy listening to music or watching series on Netflix.
My internship year with BearingPoint was brilliant, I didn’t feel like I was student but that I was a permanent employee with responsibility which empowered me to work at a high standard. I was given the opportunity to work with all levels within the company and get hands on experience of what working in a successful consultancy firm is like.
BearingPoint is the type of company where no question is a silly question and that there is always someone to turn to if you need help. I have made many new friends from this company which makes working even more enjoyable.